Post by Vicky Ayech
On Thu, 5 Mar 2020 12:34:55 -0000 (UTC), Rosalind Mitchell
Post by Rosalind Mitchell Post by Min Post by Vicky Ayech
Was she trying to get him to say he regretted ending it? Does she
want freedom to date? Well, hopefully it won't be Gavin, or will he
now make a move on her to drown his sorrows?
Driving back from delivering a Welsh Terrier to Birmingham, I caught
it tonight. The former I think, plus an awareness that if she's
attractive to one man (Gavin) she may well be to others....
Prediction: The Ring is in The Cake.
Not in the fish caught by Mungo then?
Who is Mungo?
1. Grandson of Robert Snell and Lilian Bellamy, step-grandson of Lynda
1. Kentigern, nicknamed Mungo: sixth century monk in the Kingdom of
Strathclyde, later canonised. Patron of the High Kirk of Glasgow (known
as the cathedral although being a presbyterian kirk it hasn't contained a
bishop's cathedra since the Reformation: DINTAFPOA?) and by extension of
the City and the University of Glasgow. Known for the four miracles
itemised in the Life of Saint Kentigern by Jocelyn of Furness [Abbey],
involving a fire relit by him with a branch, a robin restored to life
after being killed by fellow students, a broken bell that he made to ring
again, and the best-known story (actually a folk-tale found all over
Europe in various forms, including the Arthurian cycle) of the Queen of
Strathclyde and her jealous husband who demanded to see her wedding ring
as evidence that she had not been unfaithful, although he had thrown it
into the Clyde. Faced with execution for infidelity she appealed to
Mungo, who ordered a servant to catch a salmon in the river. On being
opened the fish was found to contain the ring, and the queen was absolved.
The four miracles are represented by a tree, a bird, a fish with a ring
in its mouth and a bell in the crest of the city:Loading Image...
And in a frieze on every Glasgow bus shelter:Loading Image...
And, of course, in the well-known riddle of St Kentigern
Here is the tree that never grew
Here is the bird that never flew
Here is the fish that never swam
Here is the bell that never rang.
So St Mungo is a pretty big deal in Scotland.